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The Prophet Muhammad
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The Prophet Muhammad

Clip from The Time Compass
A brief history of the Prophet Muhammad, his visions and how he founded Islam.

A brief history of the Prophet Muhammad, his visions and how he founded Islam.

Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges
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Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges

Shaun Micallef participates in a Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges at Haridwar and reflects on the pollution in the river.

Shaun Micallef participates in a Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges at Haridwar and reflects on the pollution in the river.

Consulting a Hindu guru
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Consulting a Hindu guru

Shaun Micallef helps prepare a cave ahead of a meeting with a guru, where they discuss life beyond the cave as an illusion and a single divine consciousness.

Shaun Micallef helps prepare a cave ahead of a meeting with a guru, where they discuss life beyond the cave as an illusion and a single divine consciousness.

On the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage
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On the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage

Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.

Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.

Empire
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Empire

Al Jazeera English  |  May 26, 2013
Empire goes to Vatican City to explore the past, present and future of the Roman Catholic Church.

Empire goes to Vatican City to explore the past, present and future of the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis: Road To The Vatican
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Pope Francis: Road To The Vatican

National Geographic  |  March 31, 2013
What life awaits the new Pope Francis? With rare access inside the Vatican itself, take a closer look at the first Latin American Pope and the future of the Catholic Church.

What life awaits the new Pope Francis? With rare access inside the Vatican itself, take a closer look at the first Latin American Pope and the future of the Catholic Church.

Vatican: Life Within
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Vatican: Life Within

National Geographic  |  April 22, 2011
For the first time, eight Vatican insiders break their silence and talk about their duties in the shadow of the Pope. Their stories, combined with unique images, provide an ...

For the first time, eight Vatican insiders break their silence and talk about their duties in the shadow of the Pope. Their stories, combined with unique images, provide an exclusive insight into the world of the Vatican.

The Real Noah's Ark
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The Real Noah's Ark

SBS  |  August 28, 2016
The story of Noah's ark and the Great Flood is one of the most iconic and universal stories in all human history; one of the most important stories for three of the world's ...

The story of Noah's ark and the Great Flood is one of the most iconic and universal stories in all human history; one of the most important stories for three of the world's great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Now, an astonishing recovery is challenging everything thought known about this biblical legend. Dr Irving Finkel, armed with a 4000-year-old tablet, teams up with a group of maritime archaeologists and attempts to build the vessel that inspired the biblical ark.

Across the Sea of Galilee
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Across the Sea of Galilee

7two  |  April 16, 2016
Take a tour of Israel as the historic peace agreement with the Palestinians is being negotiated. See the daily lives and views of Jews, Palestinians and Christians at this ...

Take a tour of Israel as the historic peace agreement with the Palestinians is being negotiated. See the daily lives and views of Jews, Palestinians and Christians at this time of change. Then, visit the ultra- Orthodox Jews of Jerusalem's Mea Sherim district, traditional fishermen on the Sea of Galilee and a Palestinian family who has lived in the occupied West Bank since 1967. Other highlights include Tel Aviv, the Red Sea resort of Eilat and Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.

Pagans and Pilgrims
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Pagans and Pilgrims: Trees and Mountains

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  October 17, 2013
Ifor visits trees and mountains as a way of understanding the journey Britain undertook from the old Pagan religion to Christianity. His journey starts in Glastonbury, site of ...

Ifor visits trees and mountains as a way of understanding the journey Britain undertook from the old Pagan religion to Christianity. His journey starts in Glastonbury, site of the famous tor and the Thorns, the most holy trees in the country. I

Pagans and Pilgrims
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Pagans and Pilgrims: Ruins

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  October 15, 2013
Presenter and Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain's extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. Ifor discovers the ...

Presenter and Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain's extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. Ifor discovers the myths and legends of some of Britain's most sacred places. In the first episode, Ifor explores why ruins are among the best-preserved and most-loved holy sites in Britain.

Blessed Mary
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Blessed Mary

The History Channel  |  October 10, 2010
She was the oldest of eight children, born in colonial Melbourne to Scottish parents. Her childhood was difficult, her father a failure at every business he attempted. In the ...

She was the oldest of eight children, born in colonial Melbourne to Scottish parents. Her childhood was difficult, her father a failure at every business he attempted. In the years before children were all sent to school, moderately wealthy families employed governesses. She worked as a governess in rural South Australia. There she met a charismatic priest and discovered her true vocation.

Private Life Of An Easter Masterpiece
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Private Life Of An Easter Masterpiece: Caravaggio: The Taking Of Christ

ABC  |  April 4, 2010
In 1993 the National Gallery of Ireland made a stunning announcement: a lost painting by Caravaggio had been discovered in Dublin. Compass: Private Life Of An Easter ...

In 1993 the National Gallery of Ireland made a stunning announcement: a lost painting by Caravaggio had been discovered in Dublin. Compass: Private Life Of An Easter Masterpiece: The Taking of Christ, tells the story of this lost treasure.

Born Again Buddhists
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Born Again Buddhists

ABC2  |  April 14, 2010
In the last remaining Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan reincarnation is a way of life, but in recent years more and more children are claiming to be reincarnates forcing the ...

In the last remaining Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan reincarnation is a way of life, but in recent years more and more children are claiming to be reincarnates forcing the Bhutanese government to step in.

Noah's Ark And The Mystery Of The Flood
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Noah's Ark And The Mystery Of The Flood

SBS2  |  June 28, 2012
The story of Noah's Ark has always exercised a strange fascination on people and many have tried to find the remains of the legendary boat. Expeditions have been mounted by ...

The story of Noah's Ark has always exercised a strange fascination on people and many have tried to find the remains of the legendary boat. Expeditions have been mounted by quacks, holy men and scientists. In the 1950s a French explorer, Fernand Navarra, returned from Mount Ararat with a plank he found in a crevasse in a glacier.

The Bible: A History
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The Bible: A History: Abraham

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 13, 2011
War correspondent Rageh Omaar, who was brought up as a Muslim, examines Abraham, one of the most revered patriarchs of both the Jewish and Christian Bible and of the Muslim ...

War correspondent Rageh Omaar, who was brought up as a Muslim, examines Abraham, one of the most revered patriarchs of both the Jewish and Christian Bible and of the Muslim Holy Qur'an. According to all three faiths, he was the first man to worship one God - and one God alone - and all three religions claim him as an ancestor. He's often cited by world statesman as a unifying figure for all the three religions, yet today many of the 'children of Abraham' are locked in conflict.

Inside The Vatican
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Inside The Vatican: A Christmas Story

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  July 26, 2010
An exclusive tour behind the forbidding walls of the tiniest state on earth. From the kitchens to the workshops, from the Vatican's fire department to its very own farm, the ...

An exclusive tour behind the forbidding walls of the tiniest state on earth. From the kitchens to the workshops, from the Vatican's fire department to its very own farm, the filmmakers capture the industriousness and cheer of those who work behind the scenes to keep Vatican City running smoothly. This episode looks at Christmas preparations.

Pagans and Pilgrims
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Pagans and Pilgrims: Caves

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  May 12, 2015
This week, Ifor sets out to understand what happens when our religious urges drive us underground. His first stop is Lud's Church in Derbyshire, one of the most dramatic and ...

This week, Ifor sets out to understand what happens when our religious urges drive us underground. His first stop is Lud's Church in Derbyshire, one of the most dramatic and eerie holy places in the land, it was once described as "the place for the Devil to say matins".

Catholic Dilemma
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Catholic Dilemma

Episode 2  |  ABC  |  March 27, 2013
In part two of our special on the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, Geraldine Doogue examines the experience of women in the church. Women outnumber men in the Catholic ...

In part two of our special on the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, Geraldine Doogue examines the experience of women in the church. Women outnumber men in the Catholic Church, but rarely are their voices heard. Forty years after the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the church still denies women positions of authority, leadership and power. In this episode we meet four women grappling with what it means to be Catholic in the 21st century.

A Road To Mecca
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A Road To Mecca

ABC  |  July 31, 2011
This film explores the frontline between the Muslim world and the West by following Muhammed Asad's fading footsteps from Mecca to 'Ground Zero'.

This film explores the frontline between the Muslim world and the West by following Muhammed Asad's fading footsteps from Mecca to 'Ground Zero'.

Catholic Dilemma
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Catholic Dilemma

Episode 1  |  ABC  |  March 20, 2013
Five million Australians, one-quarter of the population, call themselves Catholic. At the core of their belief is the Mass, the ritual in which Christ becomes present to the ...

Five million Australians, one-quarter of the population, call themselves Catholic. At the core of their belief is the Mass, the ritual in which Christ becomes present to the faithful. Only a male unmarried priest can say Mass. The trouble is the Roman Catholic Church is running out of priests and soon won't have enough to conduct Sunday Masses. Though in some places there's been a slight increase in numbers studying for the priesthood, there are still too few to replace ageing and retiring priests. Priests are being brought in from overseas, and some former Anglican priests are filling parish vacancies. But these strategies may present more problems than solutions. Some Anglican-turned-Catholic priests are already married. So, if marriage is no impediment for them, why the prohibition on married Catholic priests? Many Catholics, including priests and some bishops, think it's time to abandon mandatory celibacy and to admit married men and women to the priesthood.

Pagans and Pilgrims
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Pagans and Pilgrims: Water

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  October 16, 2013
This episode, Ifor explores why water crops up again and again as the essential element in many of Britain's most holy places.

This episode, Ifor explores why water crops up again and again as the essential element in many of Britain's most holy places.

Pagans and Pilgrims
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Pagans and Pilgrims: Islands

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  May 7, 2015
This week, Ifor sets out to understand the appeal of islands as Holy retreats. It may seem obvious that we would feel closer to the divine surrounded by the stunning natural ...

This week, Ifor sets out to understand the appeal of islands as Holy retreats. It may seem obvious that we would feel closer to the divine surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of an island but Ifor soon discovers there is a far deeper reason they became such a major aspect of religion.

Carrying The Cross
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Carrying The Cross

ABC  |  March 6, 2013
Follows a small team of Australian Catholic pilgrims rallying young people from across Australia to attend the world's largest youth event, World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008.

Follows a small team of Australian Catholic pilgrims rallying young people from across Australia to attend the world's largest youth event, World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008.

Amish: A Secret Life
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Amish: A Secret Life

ABC2  |  November 20, 2013
An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, featuring unique access to an Old Order Amish family who risk excommunication by letting cameras into their home.

An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, featuring unique access to an Old Order Amish family who risk excommunication by letting cameras into their home.

My Generation
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My Generation: Y God

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  March 16, 2011
As World Youth Day 2008 launches in Sydney, SBS Television will screen a new documentary series called My Generation. This six-part series puts Australian youth under the ...

As World Youth Day 2008 launches in Sydney, SBS Television will screen a new documentary series called My Generation. This six-part series puts Australian youth under the microscope to reveal what they really think and feel about the big issues; religion, politics, adulthood, housing and community engagement. In tonight's episode, convinced generation Y is losing its soul and suspicious that organised religion can't give it back to them, writer and director Ben Lucas sets out to discover the spiritual essence of our youth. Why are more young people turning away from religion and what, if any, are the consequences of this increasing trend?

David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter
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David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  July 25, 2015
Actor David Suchet continues to trace the life of the man we know today as Saint Peter. According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the ...

Actor David Suchet continues to trace the life of the man we know today as Saint Peter. According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the death of Jesus. But how could a man who had previously been painted as an impetuous and confused character fill the shoes of such a charismatic leader?

Inside The Seven Wonders Of The Muslim World
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Inside The Seven Wonders Of The Muslim World

SBS  |  October 27, 2010
This visually stunning program traces the history and message of Islam by following the journeys of six young pilgrims from across the Muslim world to Mecca. It explores their ...

This visually stunning program traces the history and message of Islam by following the journeys of six young pilgrims from across the Muslim world to Mecca. It explores their lives and beliefs as well as the beautiful and historic mosques where they worship.

David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter
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David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  July 18, 2015
David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of another biblical hero. Saint Peter is an enigma. For many people, he is the most ...

David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of another biblical hero. Saint Peter is an enigma. For many people, he is the most important disciple and the 'rock' of the Catholic church. But how did a simple Galilean fisherman become the first Pope?

The Hidden Story Of Jesus
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The Hidden Story Of Jesus

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  August 1, 2011
British theologian Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels to the Jesus story in other faiths; some that predate Christianity by thousands of years.

British theologian Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels to the Jesus story in other faiths; some that predate Christianity by thousands of years.

Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven
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Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven

SBS  |  December 14, 2014
In his youth Shaun Micallef almost joined the priesthood. Now he wonders if he may have missed his one shot at the answers to life's big questions. Shaun Micallef's Stairway ...

In his youth Shaun Micallef almost joined the priesthood. Now he wonders if he may have missed his one shot at the answers to life's big questions. Shaun Micallef's Stairway to Heaven reveals a new side to Shaun as he heads to India and immerses himself in the Hindu world of Gods, Gurus and the Ganges.

David Suchet
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David Suchet

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 21, 2012
Actor David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of a man he has longed to play - the biblical Saint Paul. Along the way, Suchet ...

Actor David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of a man he has longed to play - the biblical Saint Paul. Along the way, Suchet visits ancient and modern locations, interviews expert witnesses and deciphers new evidence from the latest archaeological research.

The Girl Who Cries Blood
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The Girl Who Cries Blood

ABC2  |  December 8, 2013
The Girl Who Cries Blood follows the story of a family's desperate search for a cure for their daughter's mysterious and unique illness. Twinkle, a 13-year-old-girl from the ...

The Girl Who Cries Blood follows the story of a family's desperate search for a cure for their daughter's mysterious and unique illness. Twinkle, a 13-year-old-girl from the northern Indian city of Lucknow, suffers from a frightening and as yet un-diagnosed condition. For nearly two years, without any obvious explanation, she has cried tears of blood.

David Suchet
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David Suchet

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 14, 2012
Actor David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of a man he has longed to play - the biblical Saint Paul. Paul did more than ...

Actor David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of a man he has longed to play - the biblical Saint Paul. Paul did more than any other individual to transform the fledgling Jesus Movement from an obscure Jewish sect into a new global religion.

Trouble In Amish Paradise
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Trouble In Amish Paradise

ABC  |  June 12, 2012
An insight into the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When two radical Amish men start to question aspects of their culture, they face excommunication from ...

An insight into the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When two radical Amish men start to question aspects of their culture, they face excommunication from their church and rejection by friends and family.

The Bible: A History
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The Bible: A History: Creation

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 6, 2011
A revealing exploration of one of the world's most influential books. Each episode is presented by a prominent commentator and thinker who explores the ideas and influence of ...

A revealing exploration of one of the world's most influential books. Each episode is presented by a prominent commentator and thinker who explores the ideas and influence of seven books of the Scriptures, tracing how they came into existence and how they have shaped the world we live in today.

Jesus Town, USA
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Jesus Town, USA

SBS  |  March 27, 2016
For 88 years, a small town has pantomimed Christ's passion story in The Holy City, a bizarre reproduction of Jerusalem built into a cow pasture in Oklahoma. Jesus Town is a ...

For 88 years, a small town has pantomimed Christ's passion story in The Holy City, a bizarre reproduction of Jerusalem built into a cow pasture in Oklahoma. Jesus Town is a light-hearted documentary chronicling a 300-strong amateur cast, 46 horses, and Zack - a Buddhist paperboy playing Jesus.

Battle Of The Bishops
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Battle Of The Bishops

ABC  |  August 13, 2012
Follows the head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria as he leads a boycott of the once-a-decade Anglican leaders meeting in London, to hold a rival summit in Jerusalem.

Follows the head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria as he leads a boycott of the once-a-decade Anglican leaders meeting in London, to hold a rival summit in Jerusalem.

Meet the people who transformed Christianity from a sect to an empire, from the Middle Ages to Vatican II, and from Martin Luther to Pope Francis.
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)
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